You are reading

Daily News Reports: Woodside Elevator Breaks Down Due to Urine

March 12, 2013 Staff Report


This elevator is more than just a wee bit slow.

A lift at the Woodside, LIRR and subway complex is constantly breaking down from damage caused by people peeing inside it, officials told the Daily News Monday.

It’s such a popular pit stop that Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams called it a “vertical urinal.”

“The mechanics of the elevator are constantly being contaminated,” Williams said at an LIRR committee meeting.

Jason Laguer, 56, of Woodside, said he avoids the lift-turned-lavatory. “The elevator is always full of p—,” he said. “I take the stairs, it’s just nasty, man.”

email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

The Woodside station is one of the FEW in the entire subway system that does have public toilets, but they’re maintained by the Long island Rail Road and accessible only when the LIRR ticket office is open. The LIRR Woodside station shares this complex with the #7 line, though all LIRR tracks are outdoors one flight below street level.

lirr rider

Install video cameras in the elevator let the person at the station window monitor it… air it on the news whenever possible to show the faces of these disgusting miscreants.


Hey, you don’t have ANY bathrooms in the stations, it’s illegal for public urination and restaurants only allow you to use the bathrooms if you buy something.

when you gotta go you gotta go!


I say we just ban men from the elevator, give the thing a good once over and it will rarely disfunction again.

Was there ever a better argument for more public facilities?

Local Hamburglar

Once they remodeled the bathrooms at the Station Cafe, floor pissers had to go somewhere.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

LaGuardia’s new Terminal B wins major awards from two leading environmental organizations

Jun. 2, 2023 By Bill Parry

Not only is the finished product aesthetically pleasing to the eye that presents a vast improvement for traveler experience, the new $4 billion Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport is also a model of sustainability for such large-scale construction projects in the future. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the developer and manager of Terminal B, on June 2 announced that the completed project has won prestigious awards from two leading international environmental institutions.

New York Hall of Science awarded federal funding for project on artificial intelligence

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a key role in the future of artificial and natural intelligence after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years.

NYSCI will be part of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring together several top research institutions to focus on a national priority: connecting the major progress made in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.